BREED NAME: FAVEROLLES
CLASSIFICATION: Heavy Breed. Soft Feathered. Semi-sitters.
EGG COLOUR: Tinted.
The general breed characteristics & recognised colour varieties detailed after the Standard Weights apply equally to large and bantam Faverolles.
SIZE Standard weights.
Large fowl: Male Cockerel 7.5lbs to 10 lbs.
Cock 9 lbs to 11 lbs.
Female : Pullet 7lbs to 9lbs.
Hen 7.5 lbs to 9.5 lbs.
Bantams: Male: 2.5 lbs to 3 lbs.
Female: 2lbs to 2.5 lbs.
Serious defect: Any bird of an inappropriate size or weight may be passed.
Carriage: Active & alert.
Body shape: Body thick, deep & cloddy. Sides deep.
Back: Fairly long, flat & square i.e. very broad across shoulders and saddle
Breast: Broad, keel bone very deep & well forward in front but not too rounded
Tail: Moderately long, somewhat upright with
Wings: Small, prominent in front, carried
Serious defect: Squirrel tail or flowing tail either low or level wit the back.
Allowing for natural sexual differences, the general
Characteristics are similar to the male with the
Type: Body & keel bone longer & deeper.
Back: Longer in proportion.
Tail: Carried midway between upright and
Serious defect (in either sex): Narrowness, hollow breast, crooked back or wry tail.
Handling qualities: The breast & thighs to be well
fleshed with meat.
Disqualification: Crooked breast bone.
CONDITION General condition: Plumage quality, cleanliness, health &
fitness of the bird to be good.
Serious defect: (re.live poultry exhibits.) Immaturity,
significant or severe cases of inactivity, injury, illness,
lameness, scaley leg, heavy infestations of lice or mites,
heavily soiled or heavily moulting birds. Any bodily deformity.
HEAD & NECK Head: Broad, flat & short. Free from crest.
Beak: Short, stout.
Male- Comb: Single,medium size, upright with four to six
serrations. Smooth and free from coarseness or
any side work.
Female ? Comb: Much smaller and neater.
Ear lobes & Wattles: Small & of fine texture, both
these with the face, are partly concealed by the
muffling. Birds vision should not be obscured.
Muffling: Full, wide, short & solid.
Male ? Neck: Short & thick, especially near the body, which it
Should be well let into.
Female - Neck: Straighter than the males.
Defect: Side sprigs in comb or badly lopped comb.
Serious defect: Deformed beak, little beard or muffs.
Disqualification: Absence of muffling.
LEGS & FEET Legs: Short & stout.
Thighs & shanks: Wide apart. Knees straight, shanks
stocky, of medium length.
Formation of feet & toes:
Toes five, the front three long, straight & well
spread . the fourth quite divided from the fifth,
should be functional, on the ground & well back, the
fifth turned up the leg.
Foot feather: Shanks sparsely feathered to the outer toe.
Defect: Excessive foot feather.
Serious defect: Inkneed. Pronounced vulture hocks.
Disqualification: Other than five toes on each foot, featherless shanks &
GENERAL COLOUR In all varieties
Comb, face, wattles & ear lobes red.
Skin colour: White
Beak colour: White/horn in buffs, cuckoos, ermines
salmons & whites. Black in black and
Legs & feet: White/horn in the buffs, cuckoos, ermines
salmons & whites. White/horn with dark
markings or mottles in the cuckoos.
Black in the blacks. Black or blue in the
Eye colour: Orange to yellow,grey or hazel in the buffs, cuckoos, ermines salmons and whites.Black or brown in black and blues